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Struggles with Smiles: Social Skills Training for Children & Adolescents

CPD Workshop on  Social Skills Training for Children.

Date: 31 July 2015

Time: 09h00 – 16h00

Venue: Vista Clinic

Cost: R942 (Discount available for students & Interns)

Presented by: Elsa Struwid

Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Register Online:

Enquiries: Tamryn Schmahl 012 664 0222 ext 348 or

CPD Points: HPCSA 6 points approved; SACSSP 5 points approved

Each participant will receive:

A clear understanding of:

  • The difficulties children experience with social interaction and possible causes such as Asperger’s syndrome or temperament;
  • The social interaction checklist;
  • Bullying and unhealthy relationships;
  • Intervention strategies for children aged 4-12 years and 13-18 years;
  • Treating selective mutism; and
  • Discovering friendship, making eye contact for interaction, appropriate body behaviour, group interaction, playing games, reading social cues and social interaction and building relationships.

As well as:

  • An opportunity to discuss challenging case scenarios and practice some of the techniques.

About the presenter:

Education: Elsa received social work training at UP and UJ and completed numerous courses in working with children.

Work experience: Elsa has been doing social work for 18 years, and has been in private practice for the last 9 years. She has presented workshops based on play therapy principles at Vista since 2011.

Specialty: She specializes in trauma therapy and EMDR with children, adolescents and adults.

Achievements: She has presented at a number of international and national conferences.

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Marinda Reynecke

Marinda Reynecke

Counselling Psychologist

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